bug out


bug out

verb

Definition of BUG OUT

intransitive verb
1
:  to retreat during a military action; especially :  to flee in panic
2
:  to depart especially in a hurry
bug·out \ˈbəg-ˌat\ noun

Examples of BUG OUT

  1. <the ground soldiers bugged out just before the start of the aerial bombing>
  2. <the strange visitor bugged out without so much as saying a word>

Origin of BUG OUT

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1950

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